Stewart Scott became the first ever Australian to take home the title in Aussie Millions Main Event.For the win he received AUD 2,000,000, around USD 1,300,000. Unfortunately none of the girls that were in the lead of day 2 made it to the final table.
When the main event started Joe Hachem said, "I think it's about time an Aussie took home the title". Stewart Scott really took Hachem's words to his heart as he outlasted 681 players who anted up AUD $10,500 buy-in for Aussie Millions Main Event. The three first days of Aussie Millions Stewart could be found in the middle of the field of remaining players, fighting hard to survive and stay in the tournament. But in the two last days of the tournament he put in the second gear and probably played the best poker in his entire life as he never were afraid to push players all-in in important hands. This type of poker really paid off and suddenly he found himself as chip leader with only 8 players left on the final table.
Chip count as the final table began:
As the final table begun Stewart Scott continued playing great and one got the feeling that no one could keep up with him this day. Player after player went then out of the tournament and after 12 hours of poker, Stewart Scott and the American Peter Rho were the only ones left fighting for the first prize of AUD 2,000,000.
This is how the final hand was played out:
Stewart Scott is on the button and raise to 250,000.
Peter Rho thinks for a minute and then decides to go all-in.
Stewart Scott instantly calls, flips over A[A] and shouts "Come on! One time!".
Peter Rho shows AJ
The flop comes 2 9 8, no help for Rho as he needs to hit runner runner to stay in the game. Turn comes 4 and its over as Rho has 0% chance to win or split the pot.
Scott jumps in the air, shouting "YESSSSSSSSSSS" and then hugs Rho and shakes his hand. Everyone that watched the game could really see how disappointed Rho was about how he played the hand which gave Scott the win. But AUD 1.000.000 for second place isn't really that bad?
Final table results
1. Stewart Scott - 2,000,000 AUD
2. Peter Rho - 1,000,000 AUD
3. Elliot Smith - 700,000 AUD
4. Rajkumar Ramakrishnan - 400,000 AUD
5. Sam Capra - 300,000 AUD
6. Zach Gruneberg - 210,000 AUD
7. Richard Ashby - 150,000 AUD
8. Barny Boatman - 100,000 AUD